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A 39-year-old female asked:

Can you have both diagnosis of psranoid delusional disorder and psychotic disorder nos by the same doctor?

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Yes.: Paranoia is a delusion and delusion is a symptom of psychotic disorder. Dsm v , and all previous manuals can have more than one diagnosis on the primary problem under axis i.
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Paranoia: You can have more than one diagnosis by the same mental health professional. For instance you could be both paranoid and suffering from psychosis. If you are doubtful obtain a second opinion from another licesned mental healthh professional. Best wishes.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Paranoid?: Possible, depending on the presenting symptoms, however, what is more important than diagnostic labels is how u r coping with your illness or issues.

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Last updated Dec 10, 2013

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